Mountain Trip Guide Sebastian Grau checked in from Camp 1 on behalf of his May 14 Denali West Buttress Expedition
The team had a long, grueling travel day, over six and a half hours over the glacier, to reach their first camp up the Kahiltna Glacier. He said everyone was looking and feeling healthy and fit as they put in a long day in snowy weather to reach Camp 1. Although they didn’t have much of a view during their trip, the colder conditions make glacier travel a little more efficient. They hope to wake up to clear weather for some views of the giant mountains that loom all around them.
Seba said that other members of the team will be checking in periodically to describe the team’s progress and send their love to family and friends watching from back home. They will likely spend today caching gear up high preparing for their push up to Camp 2.